The École

At The Ecole, we instill in our students the lifetime benefits of a bilingual education, empowering them to create and connect to a world filled with possibilities. Located in New York`s vibrant Flatiron District, our intimate and independent French-American school cultivates an internationally-minded community of students. From Maternelle to Middle School, we artfully blend the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting our students with deep academic bi- literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and an optimistic, multi-cultural perspective. Through their illuminating journey, students grow more flexible and fluid, interested and interesting, persistent and positive. And always ready to shape and share their life`s successes, whatever the moment and wherever they go.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 323 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,700
  • Acceptance rate: 43%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The École ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
2009
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
323 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The École Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
There are both formal and casual uniform options.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The cost for Pre-Nursery and Nursery is $41,200 and for PK-8th, it is $42,700.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
43%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mireille Desalm

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Soccer Team, Theatre Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tennis Lessons, Yoga

School Notes

  • At The Ecole, we believe that the goal of education is to develop well-informed, well-rounded, responsible and compassionate-in a word, "enlightened"-students who can create and connect to a world filled with possibilities. This belief is at the heart of our uniquely-designed bilingual program, in which students learn to not just speak, read, and write in two languages, but also to think, feel, and act in ways that are informed by two cultures. To always see, explore, and understand the world around them from two perspectives is the gift of the deeply bi-literate student, succinctly captured in our school`s motto, "Light through language".
  • Artfully blending the curriculum requirements and pedagogical approaches of the French and American systems, our native-speaking faculty create rich academic environments for a diverse, international student body. From Maternelle through Middle School, students at The cole are guided through the core language arts, social studies, math, and sciences content, as well as character and cultural enrichment, in both French and English, for all subjects. In our intimate classroom settings, or out in New York City`s many artistic and historical institutions, using traditional and technology-based techniques, our teachers aspire to provide individual and group bilingual learning opportunities that engage, challenge, inspire-and illuminate.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The École cost?
The École's tuition is approximately $42,700 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The École?
The acceptance rate of The École is 43%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. The École's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New York with low acceptance rates.
Does The École offer a summer program?
Yes, The École offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The École offer?
The École offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is The École's ranking?
The École ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for The École?
The application deadline for The École is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 323 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,700
  • Acceptance rate: 43%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $42,852 for elementary schools and $48,288 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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